Editor’s Picks: Lincoln Concept Car, Tidal Rum and Virgin Galactic Jacket

From a newly electrified Opel Manta to a coffee table book celebrating Moto Guzzi’s centenary, this is what we want this week…

This week, we’ve been feeling particularly space-age. Inspired mostly by Sir Richard Branson’s ground-breaking, ground-shaking launch into orbit, we’ve been exploring the Under Armour capsule collection; released to commemorate and celebrate Virgin Galactic’s one small step towards full-fledged space tourism. 

Elsewhere, we’ve also been looking to the future — with ultra-modern concept cars from both Lincoln and Opel charging to the forefront of technical, motoring innovation. Add to that the future of artisanal rum, a fresh collaboration from Frescobol Carioca and Clive Christian’s latest development in al fresco dining — and you’ve got more pioneering gear than you can shake a spaceship at…


Ship-shape: The Tidal Rum

On a mission to overhaul the rascally reputation of rum, the founders of this artisan spirit decided to bottle a drink ‘kissed by the sea’. And that meant infusing this coastal craft creation with a rare sea botanical called ‘Jersey’s Pepper Dulse’; an ingredient that adds a subtle truffle flavour to the Caribbean rum.

Throwing shade: Oscar Deen Fraser Sunglasses

If you’re looking for a statement pair of summer sunglasses that pack a retro punch, look no further. From Oscar Deen, these bold, brow-heavy shades are inspired by the striking Italian-style bifocals of the 1960s. Recreated using organic plastic lenses and Mazzucchelli acetate frames, they’re poised to become your new signature accessory.  

Editor’s Picks: Lincoln Concept Car, Tidal Rum and Virgin Galactic Jacket

Oscar Deen Fraser Sunglasses

£130.00

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Power up: Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD

The Opel Manta first hit roads in September 1970. Today, as motoring shifts into a cleaner, electrical gear, this baby muscle car is moving with it. Awfully-named, but beautifully rendered, the 50-year-old classic has been charged up for the future; fitted with a ‘Pixel-Vizor’ LED grille, an innovative manual electrical gearbox and a range over over 200 kilometres. 

Editor’s Picks: Lincoln Concept Car, Tidal Rum and Virgin Galactic Jacket

Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD

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Into orbit: Virgin Galactic x Under Armour Flight Jacket

Did you see Sir Richard Branson blast off into space earlier this week? To commemorate and celebrate the entrepreneur’s 50-mile high flight, Under Armour has released an exclusive capsule collection. This flight jacket, in a classic bomber silhouette and with reflective taping, is windproof, lightweight & ready for lift off.

Editor’s Picks: Lincoln Concept Car, Tidal Rum and Virgin Galactic Jacket

Virgin Galactic x Under Armour Flight Jacket

£220.00

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High-speed: Moto Guzzi: 100 Years Coffee Table Book

Published by Rizzoli Illustrati, this handsome new coffee table book tells the story of Moto Guzzi — one of the most revered, racy motorcycle manufacturers in the world. As the brand celebrates its centenary, this compendium — featuring insights from Tom Dixon and Ewan McGregor — takes a swift spin through a storied history.

Editor’s Picks: Lincoln Concept Car, Tidal Rum and Virgin Galactic Jacket

Moto Guzzi: 100 Years Coffee Table Book

£60.00

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Your serve: Frescobol Carioca x Garrett Leight Beach Bat Case

Frescobol Carioca’s new ‘Rio California’ capsule, designed exclusively in collaboration with modish eyewear brand Garrett Leight, is stuffed with stylish clothes. But, inspired by the colours of the cities’ sunsets, this canvas case is perhaps our favourite piece. Created specifically for Frescobol’s signature beach bats, it’s trimmed with durable leather and has a zipped mesh pocket in which to store balls.

Editor’s Picks: Lincoln Concept Car, Tidal Rum and Virgin Galactic Jacket

Frescobol Carioca x Garrett Leight Bat Case

£160.00

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Pop the question: Blackacre Canyon Engagement Ring

As we drink and dance through our first summer of weddings since 2019, thoughts of engagement will likely be playing on your mind. Thankfully, Blackacre’s ‘Canyon’ design is the perfect ring for the one-kneeing, question-popping job. With art-deco inspired diamond and sapphire gemstones — and a glimmering gold band, it’s a surefire way to illicit a ‘yes’. 

Editor’s Picks: Lincoln Concept Car, Tidal Rum and Virgin Galactic Jacket

Blackacre Canyon Engagement Ring

£7,500.00

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Heating up: Clive Christian Garden Kitchen

For the first time in its near five-decade history, Clive Christian is taking its statement kitchens into the great outdoors. And ‘great’ is the word. Because, with opulent finishing, sustainable materials and nautical nuances, these highly customisable kitchens will become the talked-about, tastebud-tingling centrepiece of your al fresco summer. 

Editor’s Picks: Lincoln Concept Car, Tidal Rum and Virgin Galactic Jacket

Clive Christian Garden Kitchen

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Take the wheel: 2040 Lincoln Glider Sedan Concept

Last year, American carmaker Lincoln challenged a team of students from Southern California’s ArtCenter College of Design to envision the future of its brand. This ‘Lincoln Glider Sedan’ concept is perhaps the best; a futuristic, two-seater, smart-driving car that not only looks the ultra-modern part — but also offers disabled or paralysed drivers the chance to get back behind the wheel.

Editor’s Picks: Lincoln Concept Car, Tidal Rum and Virgin Galactic Jacket

Lincoln Glider Sedan Concept

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Soft touch: Joshua Ellis Cashmere Blackwatch Throw

Just because the world is slowly reopening, that doesn’t mean you should start neglecting home decor. We’ve spent the last 16 months sprucing up our homes, and key pieces like this sumptuous cashmere throw from Joshua Ellis will keep you ahead of the curve — even when your living room is no longer doubling as your office…

Editor’s Picks: Lincoln Concept Car, Tidal Rum and Virgin Galactic Jacket

Joshua Ellis Cashmere Blackwatch Throw

£650.00

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